Multiple Component Web
Patent #: 7,101,360
Inventor(s): Jesse Sorenson, Donald Sanders, Paul Christoffel and Suzanne Schmoker
Company: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
A personal care article comprising a front portion, a rear portion and a crotch portion extending between the front and rear portions has been patented. The front and rear portions each comprise opposing first and second side sections and a central section between the respective side sections. The rear portion and the front portion are attached to each other at respective side sections of the front and rear portions by side seams. The front portion comprises first and second workpieces corresponding to the side sections of the front portion and an intervening element corresponding to the front central section. The first and second workpieces are releasably attached to the intervening element by releasable fasteners. The releasable fasteners, prior to use by a user, make up the only attachment attaching the first and second workpieces to the front central section.
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